There is a rising trend in offering health and wellness programs at the workplace. Our Physiotherapists will come to your workplace and provide onsite treatment.
- Preventative treatment provided by a Physiotherapist onsite
- Education and Training provided onsite by a Physiotherapist
- Prevent WorkCover claims from arising
Manual Handling classes
Muscular stress from hazardous manual handling causes 33% of all serious claims. Most jobs involve carrying out some type of manual task using the body to move or hold an object. Manual tasks cover a wide range of activities including helping people to do their ADLs, stacking shelves, working on a conveyor line, handling animals and entering data into a computer.
Re-Fit Physiotherapy offers a variety of solutions to assist clients minimize the incidence and risk of hazardous manual handling.
We conduct manual handling education and training at aged care centres, factories where manual handling of the machines and repetition of movement is happening.
The Manual handling training programs include both formal theory and practical hands on components which will address the following objectives:
- The structure of each program is tailored to the individual needs of the company, in light of the particular working conditions and the nature of injuries suffered by workers.
- To educate employees in the principles of risk identification and assessment in relation to hazardous manual handling tasks.
- To ensure employees understand the importance of correct manual handling principles.
- To educate employees in understanding the basic anatomy of their bodies and the importance of workplace stretching and injury prevention exercises.
- To allow employees to ask questions to an appropriately qualified allied health professional (physiotherapist).
- To ensure employees are aware of each job task and their application to the work environment.
- To ensure employees are aware of correct working postures so they are able to work comfortably, safely and efficiently.
The training length is structured around operational demands of the organisation and will be tailored to the specific work group.